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Morse, Patricia “Pat” Ann (nee O’Connell)


Obituary of Morse, Patricia “Pat” Ann (nee O’Connell)

It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia Ann Morse, announces her peaceful passing on Monday, April 19, 2021 at the age of 77 years at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 30, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Flight Lieutenant Lawrence J. O’Connell (who died in 1944) and Irene “Mickey” B. O’Connell. Pat was raised by Mickey and her second husband, Donald MacDougall. Pat attended St. Patrick’s High School and later graduated from Mount St. Vincent University with a B.Ed in 1963. This led to a rewarding career where she specialized in adult education and training. Pat was very active with the Wentworth Ski Hill, the Velo bike club, and the Waegwoltic Club where she was a regular at the tennis courts and pools. She also loved singing in choirs and watching live theatre. Pat had a strong interest in birdwatching and gardening and could be found relaxing by the Niagara River to watch the wildlife. Pat was a warm, thoughtful and intelligent woman who loved her family and friends deeply. She had a keen sense of integrity and intuition, and would always offer such genuine and meaningful support. For this, she will be truly missed.
Pat will be lovingly remembered by her children, Michael (Nadia) Morse in Ottawa and Kathryn Pummell in Niagara Falls; her grandchildren, Natasha and Benjamin, and Sonja and Jason; her sister, Heather MacDonald; as well as Steve Morse and Pam (Chris) Fairclough. Pat will also be lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews, cousins, and very close long-time friends. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her spouse, John K. Morse. Cremation has taken place. Pat’s family will be bringing her home to the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Halifax, N.S. and arrange a Celebration of Life for close family and friends once pending the outcome of COVID-19 restrictions. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to St. Vincent de Paul in Fort Erie, Ontario or Bide Awhile Animal Shelter in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Lorne Logan
2 years ago

Please accept my sincere condolences. Pat and I were first cousins. My mother, Eileen (O’Connell) Logan was Uncle Larry’s sister. I’d like to share a beautiful graduation picture of Pat, which she gave to my mother.

Sharon (McTague) Cutcliffe
2 years ago

I was very sad to read this obituary.
Pat was one of my closest and dearest friends at the Mount.
We had fun times at Dal, St Mary’s and Teck dances.

Lots of good times at the Colonial restaurant on Quinpool Road eating burgers and banana cream pie, or the Flamingo and LookHo Ho on our way home from classes, going to football games and Dianna Sweets after.

Pat had a wonderful voice and in grade 12 she played the lead in “The Merry Widow”. She was stunning in a Black lace and organza gown.

We both went to Ontario when we graduated to start our teaching careers.
I stayed and Pat returned to Halifax after a year.

I remember Pat’s excitement when she got her first new car, a Valiant.

I spent many Saturday nights at Pat’s playing bridge. Her mother was wonderful and always made me feel welcome.

Pat was my Maid of Honour at my wedding.
The enclosed picture is of Pat putting the garter on my leg.
My condolences to Heather and her children

Paul OConnell
2 years ago

Deepest condolences to Pat’s family. I am her cousin, though we only met once at another cousin’s funeral. Her father Larry was á brother of my dad, Bill. I wish I had known her. From the obituary, she sounds like a lovely woman and but for Covid-19 perhaps I could have met many of you at a proper funeral. Please accept my best wishes and heartfelt sympathy.
Paul OConnell, Halifax.

Brian Adams
2 years ago

Fond memories of the Morse Family in Rockwood. Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing, condolences to family from the Adams Family


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